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Madrone Village

· Nevada City, California
44 acres hosted by Jonathan R.
4 lodging sites
Enjoy the serenity of nature within the foothills at Madrone Village. Our glamping accommodations are nestled amongst one of the largest madrone groves in California, here you find yourself immersed in the essence of nature. Just a short hike up the road, you'll find trails to Scott's Flat Lake (20 min total), a serene place perfect for enjoying the sun. Whether you love paddleboarding, kayaking or just love a great spot for a picnic! Beautiful gardens. Outdoor picnic area. This is your place to relax. Enjoy the beauty this area has to offer at Madrone. Bell tents lifted onto solid wood platforms each outfitted with comfortable bedding and chairs for relaxing. Tents are shaded and just a short walk from parking! Outdoor showers and portapotty (compost toilets coming soon) on site. Please note the tents do not have their own power yet. And don't miss the opportunity to explore the beautiful historical town of Nevada City, with its preserved Victorian architecture, charming streets, and delightful shops and eateries.
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Nevada City, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jonathan R.Joined in June 2023
26 ratings · 20 reviews
Emily S.
September 12, 2023
Madrone Village Site #1
Lots of potential, but not great
We arrived at dusk and had a hard time finding our camp site. It was very dark and unwelcoming when we arrived. There were tons of mosquitos. The portapotty (very, very stinky portapotty) was locked shut so I had to go to the bathroom outside. Good thing I only had to pee during the 12 ish hours I spent here. 💩 This place has so much potential but lots of small issues to figure out led us to having a pretty mediocre experience at best. They should have some kind of lighting outside, some sign that you’re even in the right place, mark the camp sites more visibly, and obviously, have facilities that I can access.
Chris F.recommends
September 11, 2023
Madrone Village: Site #2
Jonathan has created such a beautiful and peaceful oasis in the forest. The site is very thoughtfully designed, and the amenities (sink, outdoor shower, dining area) add a touch of comfort. More are in the works so it will only get better. My one note is the porta-potty was past it’s service date but that’s easily fixed. The garden is stunning and is a case study in good permaculture design. Plenty of happy pollinators! The lake is about it a 15 minute walk or few minutes drive down the road. The southern residential side is much less trafficked and quieter, though you can often hear the campgrounds across. I found a peaceful secluded beach in the shade and spent hours reading, swimming, and disconnecting. Scott’s Flat Reservoir is a gem. Would happily stay again.
Stu S.recommends
September 6, 2023
Madrone Village: Site #4
Perfect spot to run away to. Close enough to town to visit, far enough away to hear nothing but nature.
J. Felix D.recommends
September 3, 2023
Madrone Village: Site #3
This was a wonderful experience for us. The location is amazing with trees and greenery all around. We are definitely coming back.
Lesa G.
August 22, 2023
Madrone Village Site #1
This is a tough review to write for me. This site had some great reviews and great potential but I feel as though we had a bit of an off time with them. Upon our arrival, our tent had not been cleaned. We did manage to get in touch with the host who informed us they had a mishap with their cleaners and was able to get another staff member to get that squared away. Later that evening, we decided to shower and realized both showers were broken. The host said he would send someone out that day but since it was later in the evening, we told him we were good for that that night. We didn’t receive any response for the issue or any questions after that. Radio silence 😖 NOTHING!!!! For a “glamping” experience, I don’t think we fully got what we paid for. I just wish our host was more responsive to us. I’m not sure if he was out of town or had an emergency, which is completely understandable but at least give is a heads up. For the lack of communication, I have to give this a so so review. I’m just thankful the staff on-site were helpful and friendly. *My husband was handling the correspondence and he would be a little bit more expressive of his opinion of our experience*
Sophia M.doesn't recommend
August 21, 2023
Madrone Village: Site #2
Not what we expected
The pictures are misleading. You are not near the water. The outdoor showers are broken. No light inside the tent. Portopotties. No outlet to charge your phone. For $130, we expected a bit more. The garden is beautiful tho !
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